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  • Emanuel to Resign House Seat on Friday

    12/29/2008 1:10:12 PM PST · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 6,415+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-29-08
    Congressman Rahm Emanuel will resign his congressional seat on Friday in anticipation of joining President-elect Barack Obama's administration. Emanuel delivered the news in an automated call to constituents on Monday. "This is Congressman Rahm Emanuel. As you may have heard, President-elect Obama has asked me to be his new chief of staff and I have accepted this offer. Therefore, in the near future, I will be resigning from Congress. ... I also want you to know, it has been a privilege and an honor to serve as your representative for the last six years," he says in the taped call.
  • 'Rahm's Not Attending Press Conferences Because He's Receiving Death Threats'

    12/12/2008 2:16:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 1,784+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Which would be the more heavily-guarded place to be for a political figure who's received death threats?: a. A school concert in a public venue. b. A press conference in the company of the President-elect of the United States of America. If you answered 'b,' you're thinking like me and presumably most people. If you answered 'a,' you're A.B. Stoddard. The associate editor of "The Hill" newspaper offered up her strange excuse for Rahm Emanuel's failure to attend press conferences with Pres.-elect Obama in the course of an MSNBC appearance this afternoon during which she also claimed that "President-elect Obama...
  • Implicated in Scandal, Emanuel Silent for Once

    12/12/2008 1:16:19 PM PST · by chicagolady · 34 replies · 1,163+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | Dec 12 2008 | Illinois Review Editor
    Ya gotta love the fallout, as the Dem-roaches continue to scatter today. Obama's staff -- especially Rahm Emanuel -- DID talk to the Governor. The Republican Congressional Caucus is on it. Via email... Washington -- According to breaking media reports, Nancy Pelosi’s former right-hand man and incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was in contact with disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich about his crooked pay-to-play scheme to fill Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat. While Obama has vociferously denied any staff involvement, reports indicate that Blagojevich and the former Congressman may have had a taped conversation about the Governor’s...
  • Rahm Emanuel and Jesse Jackson Jr face new revelations in Governor Rod Blagojevich scandal

    12/12/2008 12:51:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 3,460+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 12/12/08 | James Bone in Chicago
    Pressure grew on two of President-Elect Barack Obama's closest political aides today as new details emerged of the "pay-for-play" allegations against the governor of his home-state. Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama's new chief of staff, and Jesse Jackson Jr, the co-chairman of his presidential campaign, both faced new revelations about their possible involvement in the scandal. Fox News Chicago reported that Mr Emanuel, a Chicago politician who won the Illinois governor's former Congressional seat, may have been captured on FBI wire-taps discussing the fate of Mr Obama's vacated US Senate seat with Gov Rod Blagojevich. The TV station said Mr Emanuel...
  • Report: Rahm Emanuel Had 'Multiple' Conservations With Blagojevich About Senate Seat

    12/12/2008 5:02:41 AM PST · by radar101 · 82 replies · 2,474+ views
    BREITBART ^ | Dec 12 2008 | BREITBART
    "The source said there were a list of names given to the Governor's office of candidates that would be acceptable to President-Elect Barack Obama."
  • Man behind curtain is wizard of Rod, Rahm

    12/12/2008 1:50:06 PM PST · by Daus · 75 replies · 2,818+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/12/2008 | John Kass
    When it comes to being the guy behind the guy, there is no one more conspicuous than Rahm Emanuel. As chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama, he's usually at Obama's news conferences, standing off to the side, glowering like some fiercely loyal mini-me.
  • Rahm Emanuel: "We're Scared Of Stephen Colbert The Way Sarah Palin Is Scared Of A Geography Bee"

    12/12/2008 12:47:16 PM PST · by jessduntno · 31 replies · 1,408+ views
    jezebel ^ | Sat Nov 15 2008
    Rahm Emanuel: "We're Scared Of Stephen Colbert The Way Sarah Palin Is Scared Of A Geography Bee" By hortense, 3:15 PM on Sat Nov 15 2008 In what can best be described as the night when all things awesome aligned, America's favorite fake anchor, Stephen Colbert, took a seat as the guest of honor at the 20th Annual Roast for Spina Bifida, where he was roasted by none other than President-Elect Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, who tossed off such gems as this: "I'm scared of Stephen Colbert. I'm not alone. My colleagues in Congress, political operatives, the...
  • Was an Obama Team Member on Blagojevich's Conference Call? (Transcript)

    12/12/2008 8:45:16 AM PST · by Smogger · 53 replies · 4,770+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/12/2008 | Fox News
    This is a rush transcript from "America's News HQ," December 11, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. MARTHA MACCALLUM, HOST: Well, an aspect of the Blagojevich story that is getting the microscope today is a rather revealing conference call that took place on November the 11, just several days after the election. In it, Blagojevich, the governor of Illinois, said he wanted financial assistance for his family as payback for making somebody the new senator from Illinois. FOX's Washington deputy managing editor, Bill Sammon, joins me now. There is a treasure trove...
  • Emanuel May Be On Tape with Blagojevich

    12/12/2008 10:40:07 AM PST · by lewisglad · 175 replies · 10,490+ views
    The Dakota Voice ^ | 2 hours ago
    Emanuel May Be On Tape With Blagojevich Rahm Emanuel may have had discussions with Gov. Blagojevich and the FBI may have the tape according to Chicago news sources. This, despite denials by Emanuel and president-elect Obama. Emanuel has been dodging reporters and has not made any statement about the report as of this post
  • Emanuel: I'm Getting Death Threats Over Blagojevich Scandal [Refuses to Go to Work]

    12/12/2008 10:58:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 308 replies · 8,687+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 12, 2008 | Matthew Jaffe
    Obama's Chief of Staff Refuses to Go to Work Because of Media Stakeout The President-elect's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, said today he won't go to the Chicago Presidential transition offices in order to avoid reporters seeking to ask him whether he had contact with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich about the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama's election. Emanuel appeared "beet-red," according to an ABC News cameraman who was invited inside by Emmanuel to use his bathroom this morning. "I'm getting regular death threats. You've put my home address on national television. I'm pissed at the networks. You've intruded too...
  • Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal

    11/07/2008 5:02:10 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 144 replies · 8,504+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 7, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS and RHONDA SCHWARTZ
    President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," according to government reports reviewed by According to a complaint later filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Freddie Mac, known formally as the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, misreported profits by billions of dollars in order to deceive investors between the years 2000 and 2002. Emanuel was not named in the SEC complaint but the entire...
  • AP: Rahm Emanuel is Chief of Staff

    11/05/2008 2:55:24 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 181 replies · 15,405+ views
    Rumors over much for is the man who has one of the worst tempers and hatred for Republicans in the history of Washington as Chief of Staff for President-Elect Barack Obama